I am Lavina Varghese, a native of India. I came to the United States of America in 2013 on a dependent visa(H4). I work as a registered nurse. I completed my Masters in Nursing from India. I had to spend a lot of money to get my education evaluated and I finally cleared my US NCLEX RN exam in 2013.
Unfortunately, I was not able to work because at that time, people on H4 didn’t have the eligibility to work. I was in a golden cage for a few years. Finally, in 2016, under the Obama administration, a new rule was passed that allowed the dependents of H1B to work if they have their I40 approved.